Zheng Jie among winners at Ningbo WTA tournament

Sept. 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM
| License Photo

NINGBO, China, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded and local favorite Zheng Jie won in straight sets Monday in a first-round match of the WTA 125 tournament in China.

Zheng defeated Olga Puchkova 6-1, 6-3 by finishing off six of her nine break opportunities. Zheng limited Puchkova to 38 percent of the points when Puchkova served.

Alexandra Dulgheru claimed a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-2 upset of fifth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko, with three breaks in each of the second and third sets, and Johanna Konta ousted eighth-seeded Lauran Davis 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Third-seeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino had little trouble in a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Chan Yung-Jan that took 57 minutes. She did drop her serve twice but also amassed six breaks in eight receiving games.

No. 4-seeded Yvonne Meusburger was even more dominant, winning nearly three-quarters of the points in dispatching Richel Hogenkamp 6-0, 6-1 in 46 minutes and seventh-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova got by Timea Babos 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.

Also winning Monday were Katarzyna Piter, Zheng Saisai, Petra Cetkovska and Zhang Shuai.

The formal name of the tournament is the Yinzhou Bank Cup International Women's Tennis Open.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Zheng Jie
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Cincinnati Reds claim rare series win vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Baltimore Orioles blank Atlanta Braves to sweep series
San Francisco 49ers activate RB Carlos Hyde
San Francisco Giants' Peavy, three relievers shut out Milwaukee Brewers
Robert Kraft rips commissioner, calls Tom Brady's ban 'unfathomable'